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Westland High School Level 2 Painting 2012

AS91311 Painting 4 (2.2) credits Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting AS91316 Painting 4 (2.3) credits Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice

Painting Study
Introduction
This activity requires you to demonstrate your knowledge of painting conventions and artists associated with your choice of a painting theme, idea or subject matter by: creating drawings that reflect selected conventions generating a series of related tonal studies and painted studies producing a series of paintings (3 or more) You will be assessed on the depth of your knowledge as demonstrated in your studies and paintings. This activity will provide opportunities to achieve both AS91311 (2.2) and AS91316 (2.3). Each standard will be assessed separately, and it is possible to achieve either or both. You have 10 weeks (40 hours) of in class and homework time to complete this task.

Context
This activity is designed to create a body of work that will fulfil the requirements of AS91311 (2.2) and AS91316 (2.3). The body of work created for this assessment activity will be the starting point for a submission in AS91321 (2.4), the externally assessed folio.

Some theme options (talk with your teacher about your ideas too)
Still-Life Vanitas Figure Portraiture Landscape Architecture Interiors Animals Trees Flowers Urban Surreal Comics / Grafitti Combined options

Achievement Criteria: AS91311 (2.2) Credits: 4


Achievement Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting. Achievement with Merit Use drawing methods to apply specific knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting. Achievement with Excellence Use drawing methods to apply indepth knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting.

Achievement Criteria: AS91316 (2.3) Credits: 4


Achievement Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice. Achievement with Merit Clarify ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice. Achievement with Excellence Extend ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice.

Task A
Part A: Record your objects
Line drawings Bring to class a range of visual resources and/or objects that reflect characteristics of your selected theme, ideas, or subject matter. Consider objects that may serve as effective symbols. Choose which objects you will draw. Divide two of your A3 workbook pages into four. Using line only, record your selected objects by making up to eight drawings that each use at least two conventions related to your theme. Explore at least six conventions over these drawings. Examples of conventions from still-life:

limited space table edge running parallel or at an angle to picture plane use of diagonals to create space illusionistic space symbolic imagery juxtaposing of imagery to create meaning personal and cultural context pyramidal and other compositional structures

Outcome: Visual diary pages using a variety of drawing techniques and still life conventions Tonal studies Rearrange your selected objects to reflect the compositional structures that you have learnt about from your artist studies. Consider how you place your objects. Divide another A3 page into four. Record compositions using tonal media. Use wet media for some and dry media for others. In some cases it may be appropriate to use both. Use different conventions in each drawing. Because you are now using tone, you may also use the following conventions:

strong side lighting chiaroscuro surface qualities

Outcome: Visual diary pages using tonal and wet media techniques and conventions. You will now have a selection of drawings that will form the generative material for future development. You may wish to revisit some of these to ensure you have a depth of information available for further work. This drawing evidence contributes towards assessment for AS91311.

Part B: Colour studies


Analyse your work Analyse your work from Part A, identifying what has been successful and what has been less so. Select your two strongest drawings. They may be line drawings or tonal studies. Identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Consider the following:

recording accuracy quality of media application use of colour and tone composition iconography and meaning

Select three artists from Resource A and, on an A3 page, make brief notes on their work in relation to the list above. In your visual diary, plan a sequence of new work that builds on the strengths of your previous work. Review your subject material, adding or deleting material as best suits your pictorial concerns. These small compositional ideas may be annotated with notes relating to meaning and symbolism. Outcome: Visual diary pages of annotated work from Part 1 and visual diary pages with thumbnail sketches of new compositional ideas. Painted colour studies Create a series of A5-size, painted colour studies. For each study an identifiable pictorial or colour and paint application issue should be addressed. These could include, but are not limited to:

creating pictorial space addressing light translucency opacity proportion colour values tonal values

scumbling dry-brushing under/over-painting glazing modelling form painterly transitions reflection

figure/field grounding space framing balance juxtaposition of imagery metaphor and symbolism the objects in

Outcome: A series of A5 colour studies. This artwork is evidence contributing towards assessment for AS91311 (2.2) and AS91316 (2.3)

Part C: Clarification and extension paintings


Clarification of ideas From the colour studies you completed in Part 2, choose the most successful compositions to develop into two larger paintings. Use visual diary pages to make what ever preparatory studies are necessary or appropriate for your final works. It may be useful to annotate these drawings if you think it necessary. You should consider

choice of objects and imagery compositional arrangement and space colour and tonal values

media application and techniques iconography and meaning

Complete two, larger painted studies, no smaller than A4 and no larger than A3 in size, appropriately formatted, which clarify or refine your understanding. These works should advance your thinking from your previous work. Outcome: Visual diary page of planning drawing and critical annotations and painting studies. Extension of ideas Critique the strengths and weaknesses of your paintings. Refer back to the artist models in Resource A to find new ways of interpreting your pictorial and conceptual ideas. You may also look at new models in consultation with your teacher at this stage. Produce a new visual diary page of annotated concept drawings that build upon the technical and conceptual ideas developed so far. Think about extending the painting conventions you have investigated in terms of new pictorial directions such as complexity, simplicity, distortion, abstraction, or metamorphism. These may form the basis of further options for study in AS91321 (2.4, folio). Complete a new painting no smaller than A4 and no larger than A3 in size, appropriately formatted, which extends your understanding of the methods and ideas. Outcome: Visual diary page of planning drawing and critical annotations and one painting. This art evidence contributes towards assessment for ASAS91316 (2.3).

Resource A:
The following table lists appropriate artists related to the themes outlined above. You may identify additional artists in consultation with your teacher. Still Life David Salle Robert Kushner Jim Dine Landscape Richard Diebenkorn Salvador Dali Bill Sutton (NZ) Animals Bill Hammond (NZ) Camille Rose Garcia Joanna Braithwaite (NZ) Vanitas Cezanne Audrey Flack Clayton Brothers Architecture Carole Benzaken Franz Ackermann Peter Siddell (NZ) Trees Henri Rousseau Cezanne Mondrian Figure Banksy Seraphine Pick (NZ) Clayton Brothers Interiors Jan van Eyke Vieira da Silva Urban Surreal Carole Benzaken Kelcy Taratoa Bill Hammond Portrait Andy Warhol Roy Lichtenstein Zhang Xiaogang Flowers Robert Kushner Georgia OKeefe Pat Steir Comics / Grafitti Camille Rose Garcia Banksy Takashi Murakami